Transitional Justice Tag

This practice brief outlines civil society's role and lessons learnt in The Gambian transitional justice process, which may be useful to practitioners operating in similar contexts. Based on interviews with key civil society actors, it looks at the experiences of civil society organisations that existed before the transitional justice process and those formed during it, as well as their engagements with regional and international partner organisations.  

CSVR
02 Oct 2023

La Politique de justice transitionnelle de l'Union africaine (PJTUA), adoptée par les chefs d'État et de gouvernement de l'Union africaine en février 2019, appelle à la mise en place de mécanismes de justice transitionnelle (JT) qui non seulement rendent justice, mais contribuent également à la transformation des préjugés fondamentaux liés au genre dans les sociétés. Alors que les facteurs liés au genre sont un élément central de la plupart des discussions concernant la JT sur le continent, la masculinité en tant que cause et conséquence de la violence est un concept relativement nouveau. Cette note de politique se fonde sur…

CSVR
04 Aug 2023

Les guerres, conflits et crises donnant lieu à des crimes internationaux et à des violations flagrantes des droits humains n'épargnent jamais les individus, les communautés et les sociétés. La déshumanisation associée aux tragédies du passé et aux conflits actuels que connaît l'Afrique, avec leur lot de violations flagrantes des droits humains, laisse souvent dans son sillage des traumatismes individuels et collectifs. Ceux-ci aggravent, en général, les structures d'inégalité et de marginalisation déjà existantes, avec pour conséquence possible d'entraver gravement la santé mentale et le bien-être émotionnel. On constate une prise de conscience croissante à l'échelle internationale de la nécessité d'intégrer…

CSVR
04 Aug 2023

The African Union's Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP), adopted by the AU Heads of State and Government in February 2019, calls for transitional justice (TJ) mechanisms that not only deliver justice, but also transform fundamental gender biases in societies. Whereas gender considerations are a staple of most TJ discussions on the continent, masculinity as a cause and consequence of violence is a relatively novel concept. This policy brief draws on youth voices in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mali and South Sudan to provide a youth perspective on gender norms after mass violence and offers recommendations for gender transformative…

CSVR
04 Aug 2023

Wars, conflicts and crises giving rise to international crimes and gross human rights violations never leave individuals, communities and societies untouched. The dehumanisation associated with Africa's brutal past and current conflicts, with their attendant gross human rights violations, often leaves individual and collective trauma in their wake. Such traumas tend to compound already existing structures of inequality and marginalisation, which can also produce serious obstacles to mental health and emotional well-being. There is increasing international awareness of the need to integrate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) as a core component of transitional justice (TJ) to safeguard against recurrence of…

CSVR
04 Aug 2023

This guidebook is a product of the Victim-Centered Approach to Transitional Justice project implemented by the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth, and Reconciliation (GIJTR). The project was designed to aid civil society actors who work directly with victims in transitional justice contexts by providing training to further their current skills and exchange to learn and connect with civil society organizations (CSOs) working in different contexts. In May 2022, GIJTR partnered Foundation Humanitarian Law Centre (HLC), International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC), Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), and the Centre for the Study…

Amina Mwaikambo and Tsholofelo Nakedi
14 Jun 2023
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